Video documentation : The Caritas Consortium

Job Summary

Project: Spotlight Initiative Project - Women and girls amplifying their voices against all forms of violence through citizen collectivism
The Caritas Consortium, comprising of Catholic Commissions namely, the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace, Catholic Education Commission and Caritas Commission Zimbabwe are implementing the Spotlight Initiative project in the districts of Hurungwe, Karoi urban and Zvimba.
Project objectives
The project is premised on the objectives: Build a social movement of women, men, girls and boys as champions and agents of change at national, subnational and community levels; Amplify the voices of women and girls to challenge all forms of violence in order to reduce cases of Gender based violence (GBV), sexual gender-based violence (SGBV) and harmful practices (HPs) for women and girls in the selected districts of Zvimba, Karoi and Hurungwe; Influence behavior change and attitudes of girls, women, key community stakeholders, parents, communities and government officials in relation to GBV, SGBV, HPs and adolescent girls’ sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR) issues.
Project result areas
The consultancy sought will provide video documentation of the Spotlight Initiative project focusing on project activities, success stories, stories of most significant change, best practices and case studies in line with project result areas: Community advocacy platforms are established/strengthened to develop strategies and programmes, including community dialogues, public information and advocacy campaigns, to promote gender-equitable norms, attitudes and behaviors, including in relation to women and girls’ sexuality and reproduction, self-confidence and self-esteem and transforming harmful masculinities; Women’s rights groups and relevant CSOs are better supported to use social accountability mechanisms to support their advocacy and influence on prevention and response to VAWG, including SGBV/HP, and GEWE more broadly; Women's rights groups and relevant CSOs representing groups facing multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination/marginalization have strengthened capacities and support to design, implement and monitor their own programmes on VAWG, including SGBV/HP, and promote women and girls’ SRHR.
Areas of focus
This consultancy will provide video documentation of the Spotlight Initiative project focusing on: project activities; success stories and stories of most significant change; best practices and case studies in line with project result areas.
Working closely with Caritas Consortium’s programs and M&E team, the consultant will produce a 30-minute-high definition video documentary: Capturing and summarizing the Spotlight Initiative project including the best practices and evidence of impact with the voices of government stakeholders, rural district councils, community representatives, members of the diaspora and the funding partner (UNWOMEN); Expressing personal stories of most significant changes from project participants at community level; Capturing lessons learned from various stakeholders from the implementation of the project to guide future programmes of a similar nature.
Objective of the consultancy
The overall objective of this consultancy is to produce a high definition video documentary and high resolution photographs that can be used in various communications platforms. This will involve travelling to remote locations in Zimbabwe (Karoi urban, Zvimba, Hurungwe) to collect the necessary material.
Tangible and measurable output of the work assignment
A 20-30-minute-high definition documentary produced in English, (with translations where necessary) at highest market quality standards, high-definition, fast paced and colorful, with clean stylistic touches; The total running time of the documentary is to be 30 minutes; A 3-minute shorter version video clips compatible with social media platforms; At least three detailed case studies/ stories of change; An interactive multimedia toolkit containing video clips, case studies/ stories of change and photographs.
Expected Duration of the Assignment
The assignment is expected to take 10 days: 5 days for video capturing and 5 days for mastering and editing the video. The final product i.e. the documentary as well as all the raw material and project files, should be delivered to Caritas Consortium on an external hard drive no later than 20 March 2021.
Intellectual Property
All information pertaining to this project (documentary, audio, digital, cyber, project documents, etc.) belonging to Caritas Consortium, which the service provider may come into contact with in the performance of his/her, duties under this consultancy shall remain the property of Caritas Consortium who shall have exclusive rights over their use; Except for purposes of this assignment, the information shall not be disclosed to the public nor used in whatever form without written permission of Caritas Consortium.
Equipment for the Assignment
Detailed list with technical information of the equipment intended for use, including camera, light, sound editing software etc. No equipment will be purchased or provided by Caritas Consortium. Any equipment needed to complete this assignment will be provided by the service provider.
Upon commencing the work, the Consultant will be paid 30% and the rest 70% will be paid upon completion of the assignment.

Duties and Responsibilities

The consultant(s) would specifically: Give guidelines on developing the documentary film’s overall concept and scenario; Develop the documentary script and storyboard to be reviewed by Caritas Consortium before final product; Interview selected participants for the film who will include government partners, rural district councils, community representatives, and the funding partner where necessary; Undertake fieldwork to document case studies, stories of change, capture video and photographic footage; Perform appropriate video filming and shoot interviews with the projects’ beneficiaries and stakeholders; Edit final video, inclusive of inputs from Caritas Consortium Project Team and work on the final production. This will involve putting together all the clips, putting voice overs/narration, translations, appropriate music, fonts/titles, and translations (where appropriate); Present a draft documentary to Caritas Consortium for comments on contents; Produce one final high definition 30-minute documentary; Produce a 3-minute shorter documentary version; Present the complete documentary versions, and hand over at least 5 master copies of each version on DVD format and 2 copies of raw footage to Caritas Consortium; Develop a multimedia toolkit containing all documentation outputs.

Qualifications and Experience

More than 5 years’ experience working in a similar field; Extensive experience in producing development work documentaries for international organizations with the aim of reaching both local and international audiences; Experience in working with UN agencies and other international organizations; Local knowledge of the provinces and languages in Zimbabwe; Excellent technical capacities, access to highest quality filming, light, sound and editing equipment to ensure smooth and high-quality production; Ability to operate under strict time limits and apply high production and technical standards for the purpose of maintaining high level of professionalism; Excellent writing and editing skills; Excellent attention to detail; Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.

How to Apply

The application shall include the following: A Technical Proposal stating why you consider your service suitable for the assignment and a brief methodology on the approach and implementation of the assignment; Personal CVs of technical personnel proposed for this project highlighting qualifications and experience in similar projects; Work references - contact details (e-mail addresses) of referees (firms for whom you’ve produced similar assignments); Three links to work samples demonstrating most relevant previous productions; Financial proposal indicating consultancy fee and a breakdown of expenses (unit price together with any other expenses) related to the assignment; Sample work previously done for other clients.
Please submit applications to: The Procurement Officer 28 Robson Manyika Drive Chinhoyi or electronically to (cc) / and

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